A highway freight transport platform for the Chinese freight market - Requirements analysis and case study

Li Chen, Alfred Taudes, Chao Wang, Hanping Hou

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A key success factor for a highway freight transport platform is the alignment with the requirements of the local market and its stakeholders. This research firstly analyzes the stakeholders' characteristics and relations in the Chinese highway freight transport market. Based on the different information requirements found and the current market situation, a framework for a Chinese highway freight transport platform that supports the integration of the hithero scattered transport resources is developed. Then, the implementation of the framework is described via a case study. The main idea of this research is that the management model is as important as advanced technology, and that future developments like green transport should be taken into consideration to support sustainable development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation System (FISTS), 2011
Editors IEEE
Place of PublicationWien
PublisherIEEE Press
Pages344 - 350
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0991-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 101015 Operations research
  • 502044 Business management
  • 102

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